Go Slo Potluck will draw attention to endangered local foods

The Go Slo Potluck will be held at the Chilmark Community Center on December 8. — File photo by Danielle Zerbonne

Slow Food Martha’s Vineyard will hold the Go Slo Potluck at the Chilmark Community Center at 5 pm on December 8. This event supports the organization’s efforts to bring attention to the need to consume, and therefore conserve local and endangered foods. According to a press release, “these foods are disappearing in the face of ever-increasing generic, industrial production for the sake of distribution and profit. Slow Food USA’s program, the Ark of Taste, catalogs foods at risk like our bay scallops and encourages restoration of the knowledge, techniques, cultures and landscapes related to their production.” In addition to dinner, the potluck will include stories from Island personalities on endangered foods, heritage breeds, and heirloom varieties. Speakers will focus on what can be done here on the Island to restore these foods.

The event is free and open to the public. Guest should bring a dish to share for 6, and their own place settings in an effort to make this a zero-waste occasion. For more information, visit slowfoodmarthasvineyard.org.